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Wednesday’s Wood engraver

April 22, 2015

I am a printmaker working mainly with lino and wood and I struggle with making my work tonal.  My work is usually black and white,  any shape or colour that  appears is always a happy accident. Each time I start a new piece, I practice making marks this way and that in a hope the answer will come … I wait! I recently engraved a cockerel in wood engraving lesson and not matter how I tried the subtle little marks just didn’t do it.  I will at some point go back and look at it again but I am afraid the action will be drastic.

While browsing again through the Poetica da Resistencia aspectos da Gravura Brasileira I found this lovely example of a cockerel by Aldemir Martins (1922-206)  … isn’t it lovely? Cannot wait to see more of his work!

2015-04-22 06.30.08

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2015 10:58 am

    sometimes turning one’s back on a piece of work means one can return refreshed with fresh energy and a different view

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